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Social Events

No Host Social

Wednesday, July 15; 7:00 p.m.

Join your colleagues on Wednesday evening in the lounge area of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

HL Student Social -Sierra 1, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Thursday, July 16; 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Join HL Board members and several invited senior herpetologists at this special reception for current student members of the Herpetologists' League. Finger food and drink tickets will be provided.

Joint Meeting Opening Reception – National Automobile Museum

Thursday, July 16; 6:00-9:00 p.m.

This year's Joint Meeting opening reception will be at the National Automobile Museum. The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) has a “Wow!” factor you don’t often find in a museum. You’ll see more than 200 eye-popping cars with authentic street scenes and sounds. The facades bring displays to life; a hardware store here, a movie theatre there which accompany artifacts from each era. It’s located on the corner of Lake and Mill Streets in downtown Reno.

The reception menu will consist of tri-colored tortilla chips with house-made pico de gallo; BBQ pork sliders on a brioche bun with smoked mozzarella and chipotle BBQ sauce; assorted cheeses (cheddar, papperjack,a nd Swiss) with strawberries, grapes, and assorted crackers; penne pasta in a pesto cream sauce with asiago cheese, basil chiffonade and fresh tomatoes; and assorted cookies (dark chocolate chunk and white chocolate with macadamia nut). The reception ticket includes two drink tickets good for beer or wine.

SWPARC/HL Live Auction – Carson 1 & 2, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Sunday, July 19, 9:00 p.m.

The SWPARC/HL live auction is an opportunity to support the programs of SWPARC and HL and to clean out your office or house of those interesting and valuable herp or fish related items. Any herp or fish related item - including books, art, sculptures, famous autographs, field equipment, or clothing - is appreciated. Please note that items made from amphibians, reptiles, fish, or parts thereof, should NOT be donated. Donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be issued on request (please request receipt at time of donation). If you are interested in donating to the Live Auction, please contact Kim Lovich at for more information.

Please have the shipments for the Live Auction addressed to:

Kim Lovich
Curator of Herpetology & Ichthyology
San Diego Zoo Global
1354 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101

AES Banquet – Location TBD

Sunday, July 19, 6:00 p.m
Ticket prices TBD
More information to come.

ASIH Closing Event - Location TBD

Sunday, July 19, time TBD
Ticket prices TBD
More information to come.

Group Photos

JMIH Group Photo - Date, time and location TBD
AES Group Photo – Sunday, July 19 at the AES Banquet